A new competitiveness study has found that Denmark is the global leader when it comes to digital future readiness. Overall, however, Denmark ranks fourth, due in part to a shortage of talent. The Confederation of Danish Industry (Dansk Industri, DI) says this is cause for concern, writes dibusiness.dk. The study, from the IMD World Competitiveness Center, puts Denmark at number one when it comes to being digitally ready for the future. Overall, Denmark comes in fourth, moving up one spot from last year. The overall winner is the United States, followed by Singapore and Sweden. “This is fantastic news. I have to admit, I’d rather be named world champion in future readiness than football, because this means that we’re well equipped to succeed in the global competition for growth and jobs,” DI director Lars Frelle-Petersen said, perhaps rather controversially given the World Cup fever currently gripping the country. “We need to be better at … [Read more...] about Denmark is world champion in digital readiness: study
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North Korea can look forward to "a future brimming with peace and prosperity" if it agrees to quickly give up its nuclear weapons, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged on Friday ahead of a historic summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. "If North Korea takes bold action to quickly denuclearise, the United States is prepared to work with North Korea to achieve prosperity on the par with our South Korean friends," Mr Pompeo told a news conference after talks with his South Korean counterpart in Washington. "If Chairman Kim chooses the right path, there is a future brimming with peace and prosperity for the North Korean people," he said, adding the United States had a track record of support for the Korean people that was "second to none." Mr Pompeo, who returned from Pyongyang this week with three Americans who had been held prisoner by North Korea, said the release of men had helped set … [Read more...] about Mike Pompeo promises North Korea future ‘brimming with prosperity’ if it denuclearises
Super Rugby chiefs Monday rubbished claims that three more South African teams could leave the competition to play in Europe as "simply wrong", insisting they remained committed to the southern hemisphere game. Wales Online reported that the Durban-based Sharks would be the first to join the European PRO14 competition for 2019/20, with the Lions and Stormers potentially following suit the season after. The Cheetahs and Kings, who were cut from a downsized Super Rugby last year along with Australia's Western Force, already play in the PRO14 which includes teams from Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. South Africa's franchises are reportedly increasingly disillusioned with competing alongside teams from New Zealand, Australia and Argentina, in time zones spread across the globe. But governing body SANZAAR said all its member unions were still on board and involved in an ongoing review to determine Super Rugby's future up to 2030. "As part of this process the member unions have fully … [Read more...] about Super Rugby chief denies South Africa teams ready to quit
Updated 0457 GMT (1257 HKT) April 28, 2018 London (CNN)Think of "royalty" and an image of a starched and somber monarch might come to mind. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, for example. Despite some recent glimpses of her famed sense of humor -- including a mild joke aimed at Presidents Trump and Obama -- she remains a paragon of predictability and poise. But the country's young royals are doing things differently. And no one more so than Prince Harry, who is to wed Meghan Markle on May 19. It's not just his choice of bride that's royally unconventional. In a string of unprecedented interviews last year, Harry opened up about the burden of grief since his mother's death, revealed he'd seen a therapist after coming close to a breakdown and said he thinks no one in the royal family wants to be monarch. Chris Jackson, royal photographer for Getty Images, has been photographing the prince on official occasions for 14 years and says that, with Harry, "you never really know what to expect." … [Read more...] about Who is Meghan Markle’s future husband?
In the not too distant future, surveillance cameras sitting atop over 100,000 lampposts in Singapore could help authorities pick out and recognise faces in crowds across the island-state. The plan to install the cameras, which will be linked to facial recognition software, is raising privacy fears among security experts and rights groups. The government said the system would allow it to “perform crowd analytics” and support anti-terror operations. GovTech, the Singapore government agency in charge of a “Lamppost-as-a-Platform” pilot project scheduled to begin next year, has given companies until May to register their interest in providing technology for the network. “As part of the LaaP trial, we are testing out various kinds of sensors on the lampposts, including cameras that can support backend facial recognition capabilities,” a GovTech spokesman said in an emailed statement to Reuters. “These capabilities may be used for performing crowd … [Read more...] about Singapore to test facial recognition on lampposts, stoking privacy fears